MACtac Supplies Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Label for USPS Stamp
Concluding its Nature of America educational series, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has issued the 12th and final collectable stamp pane, Nature of America: Hawaiian Rain Forest. Stow, Ohio-based MACtac supplied the pressure-sensitive adhesive label materials for the 25 million stamps issued.
The educational series, which began in 1999, highlights the intricacy and balance of major flora and fauna throughout the United States. The Nature of America: Hawaiian Rain Forest stamp depicts a rain forest scene with a tiny happyface spider clinging to a leaf in the foreground. Also featured are ferns, birds, insects and berries amid the dense foliage. In all, 24 species are featured on the stamp pane.
“Preserving and protecting our rain forests is important in maintaining a balanced ecosystem, and MACtac is pleased to partner with the USPS in spreading this message as part of the Nature of America series,” said Allison Hazel, marketing manager, MACtac Printing Products. “By supplying the label stock for this stamp, MACtac not only shares in drawing attention to the plant and animal communities native to Hawaii, but also in reminding the public of the resources and natural beauty we enjoy throughout the United States.”
Nature of America stamp series artist John Dawson was in the field for almost a year researching, photographing and illustrating. Another six months went into creating the final artwork under the guidance of art director Ethel Kessler.
Dawson depicts 24 different species that can be encountered in the Hawaiian Rain Forest to illustrate its biodiversity. The interactions among the species portrayed in the stamp were verified by scientists. The back of the stamp pane showcases a description of the rain forest and a list of common and scientific names of the 24 selected species.
To purchase the stamp, visit www.usps.com/shop, call (800) STAMP-24 or go to your local post office.